What was your first thought whenever you noticed Tesla’s latest providing, the Cybertruck? Some (OK, I) reported shock. Some, delight. One automotive design skilled we spoke to this week referred to as it “horrifying.” (He got here round later, although—it’s best to learn the story.) On the very least, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk put it throughout the all-electric pickup truck’s Thursday night time unveiling, CYBRTRCK “doesn’t appear to be the rest!”
However are the individuals reserving vans proper now going to get precisely what confirmed up on stage on Thursday? How ought to rival truck corporations—electrical and nonelectric—really feel about the entire thing? Oh, and simply in case you’re not into Tesla: What does an Aston Martin SUV appear to be? It’s been per week: Let’s get you caught up.
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That’s, sadly, the variety of US civil aviation deaths final yr, based on preliminary statistics released by the Nationwide Transportation Security Board—a 13 % improve over 2017. Solely a type of deaths occurred on a passenger airline, when a blown engine on a Southwest Airways flight smashed a window and killed the girl sitting subsequent to it.
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